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Accessible information

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Bus campaigning

  • All bus drivers should have disability awareness training

    Baroness Kramer confirmed that she would review the decision not to have mandatory bus driver disability awareness training in March this year. This has still not happened. We need you to ask Baroness Kramer to make a decision and publish the review.

  • MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth goes on blindfold bus journey

    On 20 August, Dan Byles, MP North Warwickshire and Bedworth, went on a blindfold bus journey with a group of local campaigners and staff from the Warwickshire Association for the Blind as part of our ‘Stop for me, speak to me’ campaign.

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Education campaigning

  • SEND reform resources

    We have produced documents to support families and the professionals who work with them in the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice.

  • Changes to Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA)

    The Government has announced plans to modernise the disabled students’ allowance, they say that the current arrangements do not recognise technological advances, increases in use of technology nor the Equality Act 2010.

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Employment campaigns

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The Eye pod tour

  • The Eye pod visits Barnsley

    On 13 March 2014 we took the Eye Pod to a meeting of the Governing Body for Barnsley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

  • Eye Pod at South Essex College

    On 9 and 10 December 2013 the Eye Pod was exhibited at the Cross Campus of South Essex College of Further and Higher Education as part of a disability awareness week organised by the Sensory Support Team.

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Protecting welfare support

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Save our sight

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Sight loss advisors

  • Invite your MP to our ECLO event

    On 26 November 2014 we will be holding an ECLO event in Parliament. We want as many MPs as possible to attend, so please invite your MP to attend our ECLO parliamentary event.

  • Stephen Williams MP praises Bristol ECLO

    Bristol West MP, Stephen Williams met with Bristol Eye Hospital ECLO, Laura Kirby, on Friday 16 May

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Social care

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Talking ATMs

  • Great blog and video from Barclay's about talking ATMs

    Barclay's bank have put up a great blog on their website explaining how they came on board with the Talking ATMs campaign and led the sector in introducing the facility across their network.

  • Try a talking ATM

    At the end of October 2013 RNIB South East members got the opportunity to try a Co-Op talking ATM at a forum event.

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Envision network

  • One week left to mystery shop

    As part of Envision’s campaign to make coffee shops accessible, we need as many blind and partially sighted 18-30 year olds to mystery shop in as many coffee shops as possible. The deadline for mystery shopping is 12 September so please mystery shop today!

  • Blindfold walk is an eye opener for Darlington councillors

    RNIB campaigner Adele Waterfall-Brown took Darlington councillors on a blindfold walk on 10 June to raise awareness of the difficulties people with sight loss face every day.

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Other campaigning

  • One week left to mystery shop

    As part of Envision’s campaign to make coffee shops accessible, we need as many blind and partially sighted 18-30 year olds to mystery shop in as many coffee shops as possible. The deadline for mystery shopping is 12 September so please mystery shop today!

  • Leeds campaigner succeeds in securing local traffic calming measures

    A Leeds campaigner has succeeded in securing local traffic calming and management measures after lobbying local councillors and highways officers.

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East of england

Campaigning news from the East of England 

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East midlands

Campaigning news from the East midlands 

  • Audio announcements reinstated on Loughborough bus route

    18 months ago, due to local authority budget cuts, Kinch Bus removed their audio announcements on the Loughborough University bus service. After working with the operator, they have reinstated and updated this announcements on the service.

  • Lilian Greenwood MP meets QMC ECLO

    MP for Nottingham South, Lilian Greenwood met with the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham on 16 May

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London

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North east

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North west

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South east

Campaigning news from the South east 

  • Go Coach sign up to ‘We’re on board’ bus charter

    Go-Coach, the Sevenoaks based bus operator has become the latest operator to sign up to RNIB’s ‘We’re on board’ bus charter.

  • Southampton Swap with me event

    As part of RNIB’s “Stop for Me, Speak to Me” fortnight of action, blind and partially sighted people from across Southampton and surrounding areas took part in a Swap with Me event held in the city on 18 July.

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South west

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West midlands

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Yorkshire and humber

Campaigning news from Yorkshire and Humber

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Europe and worldwide

Campaigning news from Europe and worldwide

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